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for the weekend. >>> we're all talking about this shocking new york subway death. a newspaper pub licked the photo of the victim seconds before the on coming train killed him. it's raising some very ethical questions tonight. >> reporter: it's the front page photo causing a storm of controversy. take a look at the new york post's cover. that's a man terrified, desperately scrambling to get back to the plat foamplet the headline tells you what happened next. months earlier this new york city subway surveillance video showed how to happened. he and another man are seen arguing before the other man pushes him to the tracks. watching it happen, this photographer, rather than help, he snapped nearly 50 photos on his camera. he said it was his way of trying to get the subway conductor's attention. >> took mow a second to figure out what was happening. i sought lights in the distance of the approaching train. the only thing i could think of at that time was to alert the driver with my camera flash. >> reporter: that didn't get the motor man to flash and the post was criticized. twitter is calling the dec
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that dairy cliff. live in new york, wendy gillette. >> wendy gillette in new york. thank you. >>> the country has lost one of its great warriors. tributes are pouring in this morning for retired general norman schwarzkopf. the general died yesterday in tampa after a battle with pneumonia. schwarzkopf commanded "operation desert storm" that drove iraqi forces from kuwait. in retirement, he championed causes. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> now, to former president george h.w. bush's condition. his chief of staff says he will be in the hospital for a while. the 41st president is recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis with a series of complications. she says that mr. bush is getting excellent medical treatment in houston. and she would ask that people put the heart back into the closet. interesting. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is planning to return to work next week. she has not been seen in public for two weeks. she's been recuperating at home since suffering a concussion. it happened when she hit her head during a fainting spell that was brought on by a stomach virus. >>> for
that will be introduced will be class families. >> reporter: the bargaining continues tonight. abc news, new york. >> for more on the fiscal cliff we have you covered. go to abc2news.com. head to the home page slide show for breakdown of what difference scenarios in -- difficulty scenarios in washington -differ scenarios in washingtoncould different scenarios could mean in washington. >>> look at the flames shooting from this house. investigators say a 4-year-old saw the fire and told his grandmother because his parents were not home. man inside tried to put it out- - -- a man inside tried to put piet out but the flames were too intense. no one was injured but the fire caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to the house. >>> a 33-year-old man was shot in the head overnight in north west baltimore. police were called to the 5300 block of cord -- kordellia avenue did -- cor deli-a. dough- - cordelia if you have any information on this case, contact baltimore city police at 410-396-2466. >>> a 15-year-old boy was shot during a robbery in baltimore county last night. it happened around 9 near the
. >> the secretary of state wakes up in a new york hospital this morning, being treated for a blood clot. >>> it's down to the deadline. if congress and the president are going try to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. tax hikes and spending cuts are just hours away. >>> despite the looming cliff, party preparations are under way on this new year's eve, as we welcome 2013. >>> and moengs nal and triumphant return to the sidelines. for indianapolis colts coach chuck pagano. seems his inspired season is not over yet. >>> good morning, i'm john muller sitting in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. >>> it looks like secretary of state hillary clinton will be celebrating the new year from a hospital bed. >> during a routine checkup for an earlier concussion, doctors discovered she had a blood clot. he's abc's dierdre bryant. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to the hospital on sunday with a blood clot. her doctors discovered it in a followup exam for a concussion sufferered earlier in the month. >> with time and with medication, the clot will dissolve. it
today. for 308 days, they'll stay? the 20s starting the new year. new york city, tuesday 39, by wednesday struggling to make it to freezing. >> it's not looking too terrible. there's a system down in parts of the plains, missouri you can see snow and ice in northern arkansas and rain in storms. new york city, the ball drops right in the 30s, it will feel okay and then colder on new year's day. >>> some tense moments for a night airlines flight heading for denver upon the plane losing a panel right off taking off from missouri. the pilot circling the airport and then landing safely. not clear what caused that pane. >>> and new and chilling images of the crash landing in moscow. a fifth person has died. kirit radia has though images from moscow tonight. >> reporter: the terrifying moment of impact was captured on a car's dashboard camera. watch as the plane slams into the side of the highway sending debris flying, the plane's tire smashing into the car ahead. miraculously, no one on the highway was killed. the russian-made tupolev 204 was trying to land at moscow's vnukovo air
to a fire in up state new york. police pallbearers carried the body of volunteer firefighter in to a high school in webster, new york. the 43 year old was one of two firefighters gunned down, police say by an ex con who set fire to his house to lure the crews in for a deadly ambush. the funeral for the 19-year-old volunteer firefighter is scheduled for today. >>> new york woman charged with second degree murder as a hate crime for pushing a man in front of a subway train. the surveillance video they released helped find erica. she told officers she pushed a muslim off the train tracks because i hate hindus and muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers. witnesses to the death say they saw a woman pacing the platform and muttering to herself before she pushed the victim from the top. >>> breaking news this morning for you, a big announcement from the kardashian cam. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪ ♪ turn around and let you go [ female announcer ] when sweet and salty come together, the taste is irresis
of what over people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: in syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime. this car stuck with no place to go. >> the weather was bad. the winds were bad. blowing the cars around. you could see the semis were swerving. >> reporter: it's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on. accuweather meteorologist andrew baglini has the latest. >> we're tracking a disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, the threat for tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. >>> let's look at weather from across the country.
in front of a new york subway train. authorities say she admitted to pushing the man because he was muslim. she said to police she hated muslims since 2001 and the terrorist attack on the u.s. this is the second time someone was shoved to their death in front of a new york city train. let's go to mike masco, we missed the snow on saturday, but the cold air has some in place. >>> you had to bring it back up, didn't you? it's cold. that's the deal went got the cold in play. this morning, going in to the afternoon, we are starting out with temperatures in to the 20s, manchester , the coldest on the board, 23 degrees, a lot of clouds part of the forecast for your afternoon. there is a wind coming out of the westerly direction 5-10 at times. that has made the windchill values fall in to the teens and 20s. a blend of sunshine and clouds to start your morning. 9:00 a.m., 28 degrees. by lunchtime, up to 35, on our way in to the low to middle 40s. the new year's eve forecast coming up in a little bit. >>> times square celebrates new years with a crystal ball. baltimore uses fireworks. in mobile, al
of optimism that it can be cone in time. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> tributes are pouring in for retired general norman schwartzcopf. the general, nicknamed stormin' norman, died yesterday in tampa from pneumonia. he commanded a coalition of some 30 countries that drove iraqi forces from kuwait back in 1991. in retirement, he supported charitable causes and resisting calls to rub for public office. norman schwartzcopf was 78. >>> for the second time this month, a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. last night, a woman shoved the man on the tracks just as the train was pulling into the station on queens. it's not clear if she knew the victim. new york police are reviewing surveillance video recorded on the platform to try to identify the victim and the suspect. >> this is the second time this happened this month. the first one happened in times square. this one happened in queens. i love the fact that new york city has a subway system. but every time i'm putting my back against the wall. >> you're not the only one. there are people now t
are blamed for at least three deaths in texas, louisiana and oklahoma. live in new york, wendy gillette, abc news. muhammad and brandi, back to you. >> thanks, wendy. >>> here's a look ahead at the nation's weather. winter watches and warnings are in effect for almost half of the country. the northeast could see a rain/snow mix for the even commute before it turns all winter rain. wet from san francisco all the way to seattle. >> it is extremely cold in the middle of the nation. dallas is 38 degrees instead of the usual 55. minneapolis doesn't even get out of the teens. in the meantime, honolulu and miami, you're in the 80s. but there could be rain in both of those cities. chicago, detroit and indianapolis are in the 30s. >>> to our other top story this morning. president obama is cutting his vacation short and heading back to the white house. >> he's hoping to make a last-ditch compromise with lawmakers to try to avoid that fiscal cliff. reena ninan is traveling with the president. she joins us from honolulu, hawaii. reena, has there been any movement to reach a compromise here? >> reporter
will see is it will mix in with another storm. new york city, southern connecticut, and south of boston going to get the biggest snow totals. let me show you what you can expect in the way of snow totals. the pink area is two to five inches, broad brush across parts of pennsylvania. upstate new york, you'll see a little bit more. see that maroon spot south of boston? that's where we get the five to ten-inch area. near a foot south of boston locally. it's going to be an interesting one. here at the airports, boston and new york included, in heavy delays today. and you have moderate delays back here. detroit, chicago, some cold and some wind going to affect them. los angeles will have rain. so, it doesn't just stop on the east coast. we have travel trouble in other places. but on the roads, anywhere in the pacific northwest could be a little slippery. and certainly, with this storm, again, from ohio all the way to maine. back to bianna. >> a travel nightmare for so many people. ginger, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the desperate, last-ditch effort to try to keep the country from f
to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the run way, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest 4695. we just made your day very exciting, at least ours is going to be. we just tack sied off into the grass. >> reporter: right outside the snow zone, be you still in nature's path, seabright, new jersey. today, the streets flooded again. and back here in syracuse, crews have cleared many of the main roads, moving these mountains of snow, but tonight, the fear, as the temperature drops, the slush turns to ice, making travel even more difficult. authorities say if you don't have to be out here, stay home. david? >> john schriffen leading us off tonight in syracuse, new york. i want to bring in the chief meteorologist harvey leonard. you were telling us, another big part of the story, the snow and the rain and the winds there in new england. >> great to be working with you, david. i got to tell you, the winds gusted to hurricane force along the coast of
to new york. so just bundle up if you're in fargo. >>> the first lawsuit is on the way after the connecticut school massacre. the family of one of the children who survived is seeking $100 million from the state. the initial filing says the little girl suffered emotional and psychological trauma. the attorney says the state should have known something like this might have happened. >>> a moving moment at the giants-eagles game as players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut residents. among those attending, the family of 6-year-old jack pinto. there were at least a dozen hand made signs with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. >>> coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shoogt am sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world
new york into new england. slides off the coast and is done by sunday morning. >> it's a one-two punch for the millions of americans planning to travel this weekend? >> absolutely. and a lot of snow is falling on places that already had snow. across the midwest, three to six inches of snow. washington may have rain mixed in, so juch slush. philadelphia, one to three. new york city, two to four. boston and providence, three to six or a little more and heavy and weight, which will make travel saturday afternoon and night very difficult. >> our thanks to you. >>> we'll turn now to a late development. after that horrific case from upstate new york, those firearm called to knock down that blaze and then trapped in gunfire on christmas eve. the suspect killing himself and then to now, an arrest, a woman in custody. we ask tonight, what's her connection? >> reporter: police say 24-year-old dawn nguyen supplied the guns used to ambush four firefighters on christmas eve, killing two of them. >> when nguyen bought the guns and said she was going to be the owner, she lied. >> reporter: authoritie
control. a few moms ago he was about limiting the size of sodas you can get in new york city. now his other pet issue is, he's donated a lot of money to this, stopping smoking. according to a new york police report, he wants to ban new yorkers from smoking in their own homes. their private residences. this is according to the post here. the community groups are going to be sent out to convince landlords across the city to turn their private buildings into smoke-free zones. this is according to documents obtained by "the new york post." these groups would work with tenants and property managers on smoke-free policies and get a $10,000 bounty. they say we're not going to private residences, they say, but anti-smoking is a big bloomberg crusade. i don't think it's going to get far. >> is he going to go into my fridge and make sure i don't have two liters of soda? >>> we've seen the amazing advances in technology when it comes to our phones. in just six years, ibm is predicting there could be a phone that could smell, hear, taste, touch, all the senses, all five of them. for example, you
. a nuisance snow, not a bad storm in the snowmaking sense. >> sam, thank you. >>> syracuse, new york, still in the storm zone. we'll go there in just moments. >>> this morning, both sides, now, looming, four days from the fiscal cliff. everybody's taxes will be going up if we go over it. drastic budget cuts will be going into effect. and leaders in washington have finally agreed to talk. a meeting scheduled this afternoon at the white house. abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, telling us what we can expect. we want to take a listen to sound from both sides. the looks of things, no one may be getting too far down the road. first, let's listen to what senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said on the senate floor. >> i told the president we'd be happy to look at what he proposes. but the truth is, we're coming up against a hard deadline here. and republicans aren't going to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> meanwhile, the senate majority leader, now, had even harshe harsher words for gop
chicago to new york. >> if you're flying, airport delays possible in minneapolis, and on the east coast, in new york, boston and philadelphia. >>> and back to the news this morning. a heartbreaking survival story for a woman stranded in the snow on california's sierra nevada mountains. >> paula lane and her boyfriend were missing nearly a week after their car was stuck in a snowstorm. clifton froze to death trying to find help. lane was found wednesday in a hollowed-out tree, suffering from frostbite. news she was still alive stunned rescuers, doctors and her own family. >> to say, i found her, i found her. i can't even explain it. >> lane ate snow and tomatoes she had with her to stay alive. she will be hospitalized for a few more days. >>> a minneapolis hospital is apologizing for a maternity ward mixup that horrified two new moms. a baby boy was mistakenly taken to the wrong mother and breast fed by that mom. northwestern hospital acknowledged the error after the woman noticed the i.d. badge did not match up. and realized the newborn was not hers. >> how could this happen? what do yo
from 4 to 8 inches of snow. >>> and north of new york city look at this. snow and sleet brought traffic to a standstill in west chester county. hundreds of salt trucks fanned out to keep up with the fast falling snow on the other ends of knock state. buffalo -- new york state. buffalo could get up to 16 inches of snow today. skiers and snowboarders are certainly enjoying what mother nature brought them. you can get all the latest with severe weather alerts cement right to the smart phone or the tablet. we have apps for iphones and app androids. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston this morning. the spokesman for bush says that he was admitted to the icu following a series of setbacks for his persistent fever. he is said to be alert and talking with staff and doctors are cautiously optimistic about the treatment. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month and initially he was treated for bronchitis and a cough. >>> president obama has cut short his vacation to return to washington where he is going to try to hammer o
. >>> 5:34 right now. taking a look at the stories around the nation. a community of webster, new york is coming together mourning the loss of two men who spent their lives saving others and they did it as volunteers. ♪ in the snow, hundreds of people attended a candle light vigil honoring two of the fallen firefighters. michael chiapperini and tomasz kaczowka. now the two firefighters were killed by a convicted felon on christmas eve. the community also prayed for the two firefighters who were hurt in the deadly ambush attack. first responders from several departments came out to show their support. huddled together in the crowd quietly. they watched as members of the west webster fire department drove off. >>> today, more than 200 educators in utah will spend hours getting concealed weapons training. the utah shooting sports council says it normally trains about a dozen teachers each year. the instructions required to legally carry the concealed weapon in public places. in the wake of sandy hook elementary school shooting officials decided to offer this training to educators at no
washington up through philly, new york and boston. one of the many scenes on the highways tonight. this is i-83 outside of harrisburg. already this evening the flight cancellations are growing. more than 450 and counting. triggering a ripple effect as people travel for new year's. we begin with abc meteorologist ginger zee. ginger, good evening. >> good evening, david. it's blustery here in the city. in other places, they'll pick up 2 or 6 inches of snow. just wait. this is all on top of some spots that saw record numbers this week. as millions of us return from family gatherings or for new festivities, another snowstorm is thwarted our track. in king of push sha, they were skidding. near harrisburg, pennsylvania, two tractor-trailers crashed. slowing traffic to a crawl. the speed limit on about 300 miles of the pennsylvania turnpike was shaved to 45 miles per hour. hundreds of flights were canceled. delays from philadelphia to those stranded at the airports. in scranton, pennsylvania. in yankee stadium, a sloppy mess for syracuse and byu in that pinstripe bowl. here in syracuse, another win
: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 5th, 2012. >> and good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with breaking news in the increasingly strange case of american software multimillionaire john mcafee. wanted for questioning in the central american country of belize for his neighbor's mysterious murder. tonight, in guatemala, he was arrested for entering the country illegally. the same place where earl-year-old today, our team tracked him down for this exclusive interview. here's abc's matt gutman from g guatemala city. >> reporter: it is the latest in the bizarre tale of john mcafee. the software tycoon who's been on the lam for three weeks in a cat and mouse game with authorities in belize. tonight, mcafee was arrested by immigration authorities in guatemala's capital. how have you been? >> really good since i got here. >> reporter: just hours earlier, he sat down with abc news, showing that a man known for packing a pistol was unarm and insisting he did not murder greg faull. who d
resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two more 6-year-olds were buried today while buses rolled and grown-ups grappled with how to get on with life and protect the survivors from even more nightmares. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: the hugs were a little tighter today as parents in newtown gently guided their kids back to school, back to their daily routines, surrounded by sadness and a stepped up police presence. >> getting them back to a routine is the best thing, i think. >> reporter: but the jittery town suffered a fresh scare as a threat shut down
weir, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 6th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm juju chang. tonight, the newly released tapes granting an astonishing look at the twisted mind of a serial killer. from jack the ripper to john wayne gave see, murders who seem to chose their victims at random fascinate and terrify us. it was the disappearance of an 18-year-old alaskan girl that led to police unravel one such killer's astounding 11-year killing spree. neal karlinsky brings us the chilling details for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: you're watching 34-year-old israel keyes describe over coffee and a bagel his strategy for hunting and killing innocent people. >> back when i was smart, i would let them come to me. just a remote area. kind of go to a remote area that's not anywhere near where you live. but that other people go to, as well. >> reporter: the police interrogation is in anchorage, alaska, where keyes was being held for the killing of samantha koenig, seen her putting her hands up the very moment a masked keyes pulls a gun on her.
pay $100,000 for that egg. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> give it some gas, dan. >> the jet pack looks cool. the hen house, come on, now. every day. that looks like a good gift because that's something if you have that kind of money you can get into, you know what i mean? >> until you crash it. >> i don't have that kind of money. merry christmas, everybody. >>> this morning on "world news now," trouble times two. the west coast gets slammed again by powerful storms at the worst of times. >>> and with the tremendous snowfall and powerful wind swept rain, mother nature is not spending christmas and other parts of the country christmas cheer. it's monday, december 4. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good monday morning, on this christmas eve. good to have brandy back in the house. it's been good. we had a little eggnog. >> we're making it a festive holiday. >> glad you're back. welcome back to the overnight rodeo. >> yes, the hours are great. i'm in for paula faris who is on assignment. we've been talking about the snowstorms and the tornadoes. yes, they're back i
is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for six-year-old jack pinto a huge new york giants fan. and noah pozner whose sister survived in another classroom. the rabbi struggled for the right words. today a much tougher task, a eulogy for a six-year-old as a woman collapsed outside in grief, the rabbi inside tried to find words to comfort noah's grieving mother. >> i looked at her and said i personally believe in the eternity of the soul. >> and did noah's family respond the to that? >> yes. that was helpful to her. in the end she released blue and white balloons into the sky until we couldn't see them any more. and that was a good symbol, to let it go. she said go, my son into the blue skies. go my son into the green pastures. >> chris is planning her daughter's funeral tomorrow. jessica was devoted to her two younger siblings and left behind an unexpected gift, a diary. >> i just opened the book and it says i love you so much, mama, love jessica, with a little heart. it is like she was, you know, she's watching us and she knows how hard this must be for us. and she w
. if that continues it will have an impact on people who live in coastal regions. >> jen jer zee, abc news, new york. >>> there is a lot of folks out there think, global warming or climate change as the it is better called is a hoax or need study. look at pieces like that. and the numbers. i don't know. it is not global warming or climate change someone explain to me what it is then. that's all. >> really truly only been tracking this since 1976 i think it is. >> numbers since then are pretty alarming. >> we are talking about what, 46 years, as opposed to thousand of years. >> but imagine itch the rate of the last, 46 years lasts 1,000 years what will our planet look look if it is exists. >> dooms day. doomsday. the world is ending on december 21. >> all right. we are getting a stunning new look right now at our planet while it exists from way up in space. nasa just released these pretty spectacular images of earth at night. taken from a new satellite. dense galaxy clusters come alive there in the dark. the remarkably detailed views even show brightly lit boats along the nile river. flames from mide
the 20-year-old soaring to fame on the internet with his kicks. so good online, that the new york jets flew him in for a tryout. we'll talk to him this morning in a "gma" exclusive. >>> and we bid you a good morning, america. hey, it's happened before. youtube can giveth and taketh away. a lot of hopeful people here in the studio at least. george, robin and lara all at home with their families. it's great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> and, sam, the extreme weather, the country is getting walloped. >> we got a huge amount of snow to get to today. and strong, gusty winds. >> the winds last night were amazing. >>> we're also talking about a privacy breach for the first family of facebook. you see that picture right there, they didn't want that out everywhere. but guess what. it happened. >> not good. >>> and lucky in love again and again. it's the third time's a charm for janet jackson. the private superstar, now engaged to a billionaire. yeah. a "b." who is he? and why isn't she wearing the ring? we're going to have all the details ahead. and it is a very l
new york station. the video shows the suspect arguing with the victim minutes before his he pushed him off the platform. >> you never know who's going to push you onto the tracks or the street. >> reporter: those concerns led new york mayor michael bloomberg call's for calm. >> i don't think you have to worried about getting pushed off the platform. it's such a rare occurrence. >> reporter: regardless many riders say they'll be staying far away from the edge of the platforms for now. abc news, new york. >>> a bus crash on an icy oregon highway kills nine people and leaves 20 others hurt. it happened just west of an area called dead man's pass. a charter bus lost control on the snow and ice covered highway, busted thaw guardrail and went several hundred feet down a steep embankment. rescue workers had to use ropes to bring survivors back up the hill in freezing temperatures. >>> new video out of russian where a 5th person has died following the plane crash. the moment of impact was captured on the dash board camera of a car as you see there. it crashed into the side of a highway sending
. >>> our other big story from western new york, the firefighters killed in a cruel, cruel christmas ambush. we'll tell you what the dead suspect left behind. >> pretty chilling when we get more details about what happened in new york. >>> also this morning, the movie showcasing the takedown of osama bin laden. did hollywood overstep its bounds here? the film is getting plenty of buzz. there's also a lot of sharp criticism. >>> and later this half hour, what jessica simpson wanted everyone to know and the unusual way she conveyed that message. that's later coming up in "the skinny." >>> first, a string of december tornadoes tore through several gulf states on christmas day, killing at least three people. >> now that storm system is moving east with winds and snow. winter storm watches and warnings are posted in nearly half the nation. alabama appeared to take a direct hit from several of those tornadoes. abc's president gutman reports this morning from mobile. >> oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. >> reporter: overnight, dozens of christmas tornadoes trampled across the south. first, pound
. >> ritter's windshield was hit by a spray bullet. >>> there is growing controversy over a suburban new york newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of hand permit holders. criminals have a guide to places they can steal guns. >>> in albuquerque, a police officer is being credited with stopping what could have turned into a deadly shooting. >> drop the gun. drop the gun. >> drop the gun now. >> that is the officer intervening, possibly saving a man's life. every dramatic moment was captured on his lapel camera. police say the confrontation involved two military veterans, arguing over an anti-obama bumper sticker. when one man objected to the sticker, the man pulled out a gun and was holding it to the other man's head when that officer arrived. >>> coming up, why a private investigator thinks whitney houston was murdered. >>> first, how starbucks is getting involved in negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> and later, one man's priceless reaction as he opens his christmas gift. the video has gotten millions of views already. now, his family is sharing the inside story wit
sanctions on the owners. >>> new york demonstrators took the debate of gun control to the streets. look at this last night. hundreds of people marched over the brooklyn bridge calling for tighter gun laws in this country carrying candles. marchers stop in the middle of the bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >>> in the wake of the sandy hook shooting, we know that gun sales have spiked in a major way. now the demand is driving the prices up. guns like ar-15s and mr-4s are selling for as high as a thousand dollars in texas. some assault style weaponsdoubled in price. a gun dealer says an assault style weapon that ran 900 dollars a week ago is now selling anywhere from 15 to a $2500. some gun buyers expect the prices to continue to rise. >>> switching gears at 5:07. an exciting year for sports fans in baltimore of course first we saw playoffs in baseball at camden yards and now we will see a playoff game with football at the bank. the ravens beat the giants 33- 14 clinching the division. for the second year in a row th
by the killer in rochester, new york, who targeted the firefighters as they responded to that massive fire. the gruesome reason he set his neighborhood aflame. >>> and a million-dollar mixup. this family got the wrong lottery ticket. and struck it rich. now, they say they're set for life. >>> and a very good wednesday morning to you, america. we hope you all had a very merry christmas, if it's something you celebrate. great to have all of you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this
it all down with george will, james carville and mary matalin. paul krugman of "new york times" and abc's own matthew dowd . >>> hello, again, just over three weeks away from that fiscal cliff, we gave off a week of press conferences, symbolic votes in senate, less than an hour of serious negotiating. what will it take to break the stalemate? we'll get into that this morning. with two big roundtables of elected officials. the lawmakers. senator tom coburn for the republicans and deb jie stabenow for the democrats. and congressman hen sarlg. he said that for there to be a big deal, tax rates on the wealthy are going to have to go up. >> again, as the speaker has said, unfortunately what we see out of the president my highway or the high wway. one dollar revenue for 2.5 of spending reductions. now, after the election, it's a little bit of bait and switch. now he's asking for $1.6 trillion. for every one dollar of tax increase there's about 20 cents of spending reduction. >> i'm talking about the rates. if the rates go up, can the republicans accept that? >> no rep wants to vote for a rate
are expected to receive the implant over the next year. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >>> this is significant. although. >> encouraging. >> it really is. although the procedure only showed to slow progression for people in the earliest stages of illness. let's face it with this disease anything is welcome. >> exactly right. who knows. the wires run along the natural wires of the brain and generate tiny little electric impulses 130 times a second and stimulates the memory areas of the brain. >> which is really incredible. apparently this procedure is funded by nichh, part of a nationwide trial that is taking place. half of the patients in the trial will have their stimulators turned on two weeks after the surgery. get this, the rest will have stimulators turned on a year later. no within is going to sort of know, patients and doctors when the simulation began. >> controlled experiments. they're necessary, but yet you hate to be the one. >> a year later. >> get it a year later. hopeful you. know, admitted to the pilot program. you don't get the good stuff. >> that's wha
, parts of ohio and new york could get hammered by over a foot of snow. our very active weather pattern will continue not only with the current storm system but there's the potential for another storm system to take a similar path. blizzard warnings stretch for 732 continuous miles. reporting for abc news, new york. >>> updating you on breaking news we first brought you last night at 11. a carney town man is dead after police shot him. we have more. >> reporter: while maryland state police are handling the investigation it was an officer who shot and killed becker on christmas night as he was threatening police with a hammer. police were called to this home on commerce in taneytown. edward becker, pictured here from a previous arrest was break out windows of a pickup truck. his parents called 911 but never could have guessed what would happen next. >> three officers respond, approached the subject, shouting commands advising him to put the weapon down. >> reporter: becker didn't listen, not only continuing to wave the weapon but apreparing taneytown officer. once about to swing, the off
. earlier in the morning more snow coming in. >> okay. thanks. >>> people in the quite upstate new york city have heavy hearts after two firefighters killed and two injured. chilling new details. >> reporter: the trap that killed two firefighters and injured three others was set my this man. he may have killed his sister and police discovered human remains. they found a chilling note. >> i have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: the note makes it clear of the intent, but the motive of killing the firefighters and setting several homes on fire is unknown. what is known is the 62-year-old had served time in prison for killing his grandmother with a hammer. he had three guns in his arsenal. >> he had armed himself heavily and started firing upon first responders. it was a combat condition, shooting muzzles. >> reporter: two are in intensive care, but stable. the first to enter was treated and released. the community gathered together to show support. >> these guys are everything to us. and when that alarm
that resonate with on the go consumers. cnn new york. >> and as the year winds down we take a look back at some of the biggest stories of the year . the top ten business stories today. >> number ten, apple the first year without steve jobs and the company trying to prove under a new ceo it can still invent things we don't know we needed. number 9, the united states stock market despite the worries about the fiscal cliff and slower growth, the stock market has had a great year. to bad you missed out. smart money lass been in the market. number 8. facebook's ipo. hundreds of millions like facebook but investors didn't on its first day as a public company. trading glitches at the nasdaq and questions about the company's ability to make money on mobile users hurt the stock which has yet to climb into its ipo price. number 7. mother meier. the new ceo of yahoo to announce she was just going to take a two week maternity leave. 37 years old looks like it's what yahoo needed. number 6 . a intense drought in the midwest that burned the corn and soy sending prices sky high. who can forget sandy? neighbo
scare for hillary clinton. she remains in a new york hospital tonight, her daughter chelsea by her side today. and now her doctors have revealed it is a blood clot near the brain that's keeping her in the hospital. tonight, we tackle many questions here, how was it discovered, how will they treat it, what is her prognosis. dr. besser is standing by, but first, abc's martha raddatz in washington. and martha, this is a lot worse than many thought. >> reporter: it sure seems to be, david. we waited 24 hours for detail about this clot, but now, for the first time, we know the clot is not inclinton's leg, it is in a vein next to her brain. tonight, the normally globetrotting secretary of state is in a hospital room, monitored closely and being given blood thinners to break up the clot. family members including daughter chelsea have been at her side. the clot was discovered on an mrio sunday. a statement from her doctors tonight, saying, "the scan revealed a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear." the statement says the secretary d
, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 27th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. this year's holiday gift giving frenzy is drawing to a close. for many of us, that means this season's spending remorse is sinking in. the average american spent an estimated $700 during the holidays this year, so tonight, we wanted to bring you an inside look at the bargain stores that could help out with your wallet rehab. abc's ryan owens brings us inside the booming business of being cheap. >> reporter: they're opening their doors faster than new starbucks. >> i like it because it's cheaper. >> reporter: there are now more dollar stores in the united states than drugstores. >> since the prices are so good, it's like why not? >> you can get more stuff for cheaper. >> reporter: a $56 billion industry. >> i think we can double the size of our chain within this country. >> reporter: each pin on this map represents one family dollar store. howard levine is the ceo of that chain. >> tons of growth here. this is probably a thousand-store state. >> repo
didn't expect in the one that quickly. >> reporter: in new york people were digging out trying to free their cars piles of the white stuff. roads were slick in maryland where snow and ice caused dozens of accidents. police are warning drivers to be careful and be on the look out for black ice. forecasters expect the next winter storm to hit the midwest by friday dropping about five inches of snow before heading here to the northeast by this weekend. abc news new york. >> a man is severely beaten on christmas night and now they are calling a hate crime. it happened near hoffman street and north milton. two days after the attack the victim spoke with brian about what happened. >> reporter: baltimore police are still investigating this case but for kenneth shaw and his mother it was an ugly and brutal hate crime. it was christmas night and kenneth shaw said he just ran down to the corner store for a few things. on his way back at the corner of rose and east hoffman he was coldcocked and beaten by a group of five men for ten to 12 minutes. >> my face swelled. i could feel it. it was like
. >>> for the second time in a month, someone was pushed to their death in front of a new york city subway. >> this latest death was last night in queens. katherine brown reports on the search. >> reporter: police say surveillance cameras captured her running along queens boulevard moments after pushing a man on the tracks and directly into the path of an on coming 7 train. >> that's pretty horrible. >> reporter: witnesses told investigators they saw a woman pacing and mumbleling on the platform and then sit on a bench. they said she shot forward and pushed the man to a gruesome desk -- death. >> stand close to the edge to look to see if the train comes. it makes you rethink the things you do on a regular basis. >> i think it's scary. i think people stand too close to the edge, too. there's -- that yellow line is there for reason. >> reporter: this is the second incident of a man pushed to his death in less than a month. a drifter pushed a man in front of an on coming train. the two were caught on cell phone video arguing. tracking down the suspect in the most recent incident is a top prio
fadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 28th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, with all of the expensive airport frenzy at the holidays, your travel dollar might not feel like it goes as far as it used to, but tonight you're going to meet some everyday travelers who found ways to fly literally around the world in first class luxury for next to nothing. that sounds too good to be true? maybe it's because you've never seen the extreme measures these folks are willing to rack up frequent flier miles. here's an encore presentation. >> reporter: this is where rick gets to go practically for free whenever he goes flying. to the front of the lie at the check-in counter. to the first class lounge. to seats like these at the front of the airplane, first class and business class. and the places he and his wife have gone together, such as -- >> we've gone from savannah to athens and then flew over to croatia, spent some time there. then up to split, also in croatia. then to amsterdam and back all in business class. >> total cost, just the taxes, $60 each, plus 120,0
to carry out terrorist attacks in new york city. we learned he came to manhattan november 23rd studying times square, wall street and broadway theater. officials say he was lone wolf. he returned to south florida where they intercepted him. >>> and the dow jones. what is on the table tonight? is a deal close? how does it affect your family? jonathan karl here with that. jon? >> reporter: with everybody's taxes at stake here, both sides have made big concessions to try to get a deal. president obama has agreed to limit the cost of living increases for people getting koeshl security. somebody retiring this year. that could mean $130 a year by 2013 and less that have. a big deal for democrats. meanwhile from republicans, speaker boehner has agreed to raise tax rates on the wealthy. specifically those making $1 million a year. there are 280,000 people making that much a year. and alex rodriguez, made $30 million. next year alone, he could pay $1.3 million more in taxes. i got to tell you, despite the concessions on both sides there are is pes mismg here about getting to a deal. the official
in new york. police took naim davis into custody on the same day the family of the victim ki suk han talked to the prez. han was struck by a train and killed. his family is thankful for the outpouring of support from the city but now they would like to mourn the loss in private. >> our family is grieving now. but we want to thank everyone who has reached out to us and offered their help. we are suffering in sorrow. but we have the support of our family, friends and our church to help us through this time. >> davis is charged with murder, detectives say he told them that han was bothering him and wouldn't leave him hi loan. >>> the aurora, colorado movie theater where a gunman opened fire in july will reopen next year. the city says it will begin opening to the public on january 18th. before that reopening family members of shooting victims will be allowed inside. they plan to run free movies for the public for the first few days. 12 people were killed and 58 others were injured. >>> a secret santa decides to spread some cheer by paying off some people's layaway accounts in arizona. >
was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital with a blood clot from a concussion she suffered several weeks ago. he doctors discovered the clot earlier in the day during a follow up exam. no details of where the clot is or other concerns have been releasede first time clinton has been diagnosed with a blood clot. in 98 she was admitted for a clot behind her right knee. the 65-year-old had a stomach virus this month and became dehydrated, fainted and struck her head. she canceled the trip abroad and was not well enough to appear on capitol hill to testify on the attack in libya. doctors want to monitor her medication over the next 48 hours. >>> good news for former president george hw bush, his health condition has improved, meaning he is out of intensive care. president bush was moved to a regular patient room during the weekend, he spent days in the icu after developing a fever and complications, he was admitted to the hospital last month. doctors were treating him for bronchitis and a cough. >>> closer to home, police are searching for a suspect after a man was shot and killed at a bar in
into parts of new york even to boston so will you have a white christmas? i think i'll see a flake or two mixing in on the back side of those cities on the east coast. it's not going to be that big of a storm. the big one has already started and brought a lot of rain bringing accidents in san jose, california. they had almost a half inch, san francisco, almost an inch, not good on the roadways there and talk about bad roads, look at the next part here in the sierras. by the time this thing is done with them, five to even six feet of snow, so great for skiers, horrible as it's turned into a parking lot on some of their highways. it'll cross over and here's where it gets interesting. earlier i said to dan and bianna, i said, geez, oh, pete. i got it a good old midwestern -- eastern oklahoma, some are over a foot of snow on christmas eve and christmas day. then you look into, and that's mostly christmas day, but watch this. as it moves, wednesday, ice up in the new england rain here and it exits thursday into friday but that's when all the people are traveling. so we will keep an eye on it a
, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a huge sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. it was -- i couldn't express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team showed up in their little uniforms. in a news conference today, the normally stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> at this time i can take a couple of questions. >> reporter: he also revealed that there were actually two adult survivors on friday's rampage, not one. both female employees with gunshot wounds. >> investigatiors will speak wih them when it's medically prompt, and certainly they will shed a great deal of light on the facts and circumstances of this tragic investigation. >> reporter: with the school itself remaining a crime scene, perhaps for months, police said today, 75 to 100 volunteers are now fixing up an unused middle school in the next town over. >> we want to have them come in and feel that they are safe and secure. >> reporter: the nationa
loved the new york giants and his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on the cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey and to be his favorite flare and -- player so much they want to bury him with it it was unreal and i said i was honored. >> reporter: there's so many pain for all close to a friday's shooting. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about the 20-year-old shooter paints a picture of a man who seemed to be unraveling. for years his mother shared his strugwell people at newtown bar and restaurant according to the owners. and nancy's friends say she told them in the last few months adam was so troubled he wouldn't leave the house. >> she home schooled him and everything and like i say i knew he was on medication but that's all i know. >> reporter: a former baby sitter says he was told to never leave adam alone. >> never go to the bathroom or turn your back o
, abc news, new york. >> with us tonight amy free our meteorologist from our affiliate here. you have three things you're looking at. >> the first stoorm is in the northeast, it will give folks a white christmas. as it moves through washington, light snow, mainly the snow stays in central pennsylvania and central new york, one to three inches possible there. long the i-95 corridor, mainly a little dusting. >> then severe weather in the south? >> yes, the warm side could produce thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes. before it leaves oklahoma city, could produce a white christmas. >> the third storm is a real biggie. >> it's a monster. producing one to four inches for flooding rain for parts of california. into the sierras, feet of snow. as it pushes east, a lot of snow. anyone traveling through the rockies. places like denver, several minchs of snow. >> and it gets to the northeast. >> by the middle of the week that, will have a ripple effect on people trying to get home. >> amy, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> a more pressing concern for many of us tonight, last-minute shoppin
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